This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.

The opening weekend at Global Rallycross Memphis this weekend may have revealed more than the organizers wanted to.

Scott Speed and Tanner Foust were one and two on the weekend and dominated in their new Andretti Autosport Volkswagens.

FansBut, in effect, there were only seven other cars able to get down the road. One car, entered for Austin Dyne under the Rahal Letterman banner made practice but little else.

I’m told Ford is gone for the second straight year. Brian Deegan is gone. And Ganassi Racing is gone.

I’m told GRC wants more than half a million dollars in marketing and certification fees. VW, Honda and Subaru have paid, at least, some of those fees. But Ford didn’t. Even worse, this is the last year of Red Bull’s series sponsorship with next year undecided as of yet.

Could all that change? Depends on Sunday’s TV ratings, I guess. But a two hour show with nine cars competing isn’t great entertainment. Did you watch?